- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: Regnery Publishing; 1st edition (June 2, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 162157203X
- ISBN-13: 978-1621572039
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Conceived in liberty...
...or in oppression?
Is America a source of pride, as Americans have long held, or shame, as Progressives allege? Beneath an innocent exterior, are our lives complicit in a national project of theft, expropriation, oppression, and murder, or is America still the hope of the world?
New York Times bestselling author Dinesh D'Souza says these questions are no mere academic exercise. It is the Progressive view that is taught in our schools, that is preached by Hollywood, and that shapes the policies of the Obama administration. If America is a force for inequality and injustice in the world, its power deserves to be diminished; if traditional America is based on oppression and theft, then traditional America must be reformedand the federal government can do the reforming.
D'Souza, an Indian immigrant to this country, and proud American citizen, fears for America's future. He loves this country and fears that unless the Progressives' anti-American arguments are met forcibly and on their own terms, America will cease to be the beacon of freedom and hope that it always has been.
In America: Imagine a World without Her D'Souza offers a passionate and sharply reasoned defense of America, knocking down every important accusation made by Progressives against our country. In this book, you'll learn:
- Why it is a pernicious myth that English colonists "stole" America from the Indians or that American settlers and soldiers "stole" the southwest from Mexico
- Why the descendants of slavesand the successive waves of immigrants to the United Statesare better off here than in their old countries
- How America, more than any other country, is based on rewarding the enterprise and hard-work of the common man
- How traditional American virtues sustain prosperity and freedom, and Progressive arguments about "liberation" and "justice" undercut them
- How Progressive demagoguery about "inequality" expands the power of government and its grasp on the taxpayer's wallet
- Why we should fear the Progressive agenda of "reform" which is in fact an agenda of totalitarian control of the state over the individual
- Why national decline is a choice--a choice that it is still not too late to reverse
Provocative in its analysis, stunning in its conclusions, Dinesh D'Souza's America will be the most talked about book of the year.
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Dinesh D'Souza discusses the ways this nation has excelled and achieved both prosperity and freedom for its people, from rebuilding enemies like Germany and Japan after World War 2 to giving Mexicans on our side of the border after the U.S. Mexico war full citizenship. You can't go to Ireland and become Irish, unless you're already part Irish genetically. No one who migrates to China will be accepted as Chinese, even after generations of living there. Only the U.S. allows those who accept its borders and language and culture to assimilate, regardless of race and religion.
Whether your political views are conservative, liberal or center this book provides knowledge.
The country needs more informed voters....I wish the movie had been released directly to Amazon Instant Video.
I see several reviews with one star....this book is well researched and footnoted so extreme negative comments are obviously from those who do not like open discussions.
I purchased the audio version since that's how I ingest most books nowadays. One of the negative comments mentioned it sounded like a robot so I was a bit worried it was just a computer synthesized reading. I don't know what planet that person is from. The reading is perfectly clear and well read by a real person.
Despite the temporary setbacks in the nation, given an out-of control government; profligate public expenditures with a monstrously escalating national debt; the abuses and corruption of the redistributive welfare state, maintained by an increasing tax burden on middle class Americans; and the prevailing progressive accusatory views in liberal academia, progressive Hollywood, and the popular culture -- D'Souza thinks America is still great and worth defending.
In America: Imagine a World without Her, D'Souza mounts a formidable defense of America's traditional values and debunks the progressive arguments that America is a force for inequality and injustice needing to be reformed under the aegis of an all-powerful but caring federal government.
It is ironic that it has been not only Tea Party activists, but distinguished conservative authors, including Dinesh D'Souza and the neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, who have been single out for political IRS investigations and harassment. One suspects this is for their outspoken conservative views, such as those espoused in their recent books, including this magnificent tome, America: Imagine a World without Her.
Once again, as he did with his 2012 masterful documentary 2016 Obama's America, Dinesh D'Souza should be commended for a well-reasoned book, historical research uncovering the goodness of America, writing another exemplary book defending America's legacy of conservative values, and refuting her liberal "do-gooders" detractors. I suspect that conservatives will love this book; apolitical people will be given a lot to think about; but liberals and progressives will attack it because it deflates their liberal cliches and faulty but impassioned arguments searching for nonexistent utopias and castles in the air, every place else, but not in the U.S.A! Get this book and read it, so you too can defend America and her values of freedom and opportunity for all, with sound logic, historical examples, and the valuable insights of this great American.
The reviewer Dr. Miguel Faria is a retired Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, medical historian, and an Associate Editor in Chief and World Affairs Editor of Surgical Neurology International (SNI). He is the author of numerous articles on politics, history, and science, including "Stalin's Mysterious Death" (2011) and "The Political Spectrum -- From the Extreme Right and Anarchism to the Extreme Left and Communism" (2011.